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This is the third sample of this series dealing with Yoshiya Brewery in Shizuoka City:
Yoshiya Brewery: Chumasa « Utage » Ginjo
Rice: Yamada Nishiki (Hyogo Prefecture) 70%
Iwate Toyonishiki 30%
Rice milled down to: 45%
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Bottled in May 2008
Clarity: Very clear
Aroma: Discreet and fruity. Cherries, Custard
Taste: Short tail, but warms back of the mouth. Pleasant with strong alcohol impression.
Complex and fruity: Cherries, custard.
Almonds appearing later. Becomes more complex after second sip.
Overall: Pleasant and easy to drink.
Fit well with food in spite of its ginjo complexity.
Light. Calls for the next sip.
A sake for all seasons.